DIY-ers take note: you can win prizes for your decorating prowess. Show off a great bedroom, living room, or dining room by entering The Painted Lady’s design and decor competition. The judges, including The Painted Lady’s owner Beth Harlow, Annie Wasserman of Nate Berkus Associates, and yours truly—will review photos of the spaces for originality of vision, layout, and proportion, and overall ambiance. Winners will be announced on April 8 during a cocktail reception at The Painted Lady. Prizes include gift baskets from North Bucktown merchants, subscriptions to Chicago Home & Garden magazine, and gift certificates from The Painted Lady. Deadline is March 11. More details are at